Tag Archives: Wicker

big style in Better Homes & Gardens

8 Feb

We appreciate how a recent Better Homes & Gardens “Big Style for Small Rooms” Special Interest Publication includes Maine Cottage mentions. The wicker table on the cover isn’t ours, but we’re listed as a source for similar wicker and rattan tables. We also found our Great Island Bookcase in an attractive home office. It looks like True Blue or Iris. And the popular wicker Bistro Chairs in Bluebell or Good Egg are enticing in a sunny dining space.

Maine Cottage in Better Homes & Gardens, special interest

Maine Cottage in Better Homes & Gardens, special interest Maine Cottage in Better Homes & Gardens, special interest

Maine Cottage in Better Homes & Gardens, special interest Maine Cottage in Better Homes & Gardens, special interest

niche appeal with Martha Stewart

11 Jan
Martha Stewart Living

Thank you once again Martha Stewart Living for including us in the February 2011 Great Finds” (PDF). Building on the current pinkish red color trend and some neutral complements comes this article “Niche Appeal” with a Maine Cottage Daisy Side Chair in Smoothie. It’s also available as an Armchair. We like the emphasis on “an easy formality” in this article. Wicker chairs are the essence of this style and versatility.

Daisy Dining Room

Daisy Dining Room

Daisy Dining Chairs in celadon, sprout and petal (table shown no longer available)

Daisy Dining Room

Daisy Dining Chairs in tomato

Daisy Dining Room

Daisy Dining Chairs in mango

you’re confection…..Honeysuckle rose

4 Jan

Ev’ry honeybee…. fills with jealousy
When they see you out with me
I don’t blame them….goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose


When you’re passin’ by….flowers drop and sigh
And I know the reason why
You’re much sweeter….goodness knows
Honeysuckle rose
.
– Louis Armstrong

Maine Cottage Guest Bedroom

It’s not just red, pink or magenta. It’s uplifting and festive. A sensory experience. Pantone (color experts) calls it “Honeysuckle” and declared it the 2011 color of the year. We thought you’d like to know. If you’re in the Maine Cottage school of thought, you’ll agree that even a small hint of reds, red-pinks, and red-violets give a room (or wardrobe) a similar burst of energy. Maine Cottage rhubarb, shrimp, zinnia and even smoothie fall into this category of pinkish warm reds. And remember how fantastic these warm hues look with cooler blues, bluegreens, greens and neutrals for added drama and stimulation. A bouquet of fresh flowers or a fruit smoothie can have the same invigorating effect on a January day.

2011 Pantone: Honeysuckle

Maine Cottage Family Room

Maine Cottage china blue Luxe Yuri and Ann’s Labyrinth with artwork by Carol Bass

Maine Cottage Fabric

Maine Cottage red fabrics

Wicker in warm hues

Rhubarb red with neutrals

Maine Cottage Windsor Chairs

Maine Cottage Windsor Chairs. Reds combine well with other colors

cottage elegance in Kennebunk, Maine

17 Sep

“Most of those who worked on the home describe it a ‘cottagey’. But that word belies the home’s real elegance.”

Maine Cottage was mentioned a second time in the September 2010 Maine Home + Design magazine in the article “Maine Art, Maine Color – Cottage Elegance in Kennebunk”. A Falmouth, Maine couple built this sparkling shingle-style cottage as part of a mini family compound in the small seaside community of Kennebunk. The furnishings include a Maine Cottage Frances Coffee Table in the living room. This is a quintessential modern day cottage home.

Maine Cottage Frances Coffee Tables

Frances Coffee Tables (clockwise): true blue, white, french blue and sun

a bright cottage kitchen

article by Debra Spark, Maine Home + Design
photography: Irvin Serrano